Bad news for Romney: Apparently women don't like the ongoing assault on their rights...

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    Apr 02, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    After months of relentless attacks on women's rights at the state and federal level by Republicans, and the awful misogyny of Rush Limbaugh (leader of the RNC), women are flying the Republican coup for Obama. Given the similar situation with independents and Latinos, and his complete inability to excite the base, it's increasingly clear that Romney will not be able to beat Obama.

    Kyle Leighton & Pema LevyPolling...organizations have shown that there has been a growing gender gap on the presidential level, with President Obama doing better with women against his likely rival in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney than the president did against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at the same point in 2008. But other recent numbers show the presidential race isn’t the only one being affected.

    It’s one point both Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social issues at the top of the ticket are poisoning the well and creating a gender gap across the board — mostly to the benefit of Democrats.

    The numbers are fairly stark. In two polls of the Senate races in Ohio and Florida released Thursday, Quinnipiac University identified a major gender gap. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has opened up a commanding 17-point lead among women over Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) while leading the overall race by 10 points. Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) overall 8-point advantage over Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) in Quinnipiac’s Florida numbers was “fueled by female voters,” as women went for Nelson by 14 points. In both races, the candidates were in a dead heat with male voters.

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    One factor at play is “the dynamic of the Republican presidential race,” echoed Justin Barasky, communications director for Brown’s campaign. “You’ve got these candidates who are so out there on women’s issues, so, so out of the mainstream, that I think Republicans all over the place are being hurt.”

    “There’s more going on than Blunt Amendment and Limbaugh — those things certainly are damaging, [Republicans] were off in dangerous territory,” Margie Omero, a Democratic pollster and founder of Momentum Analysis told TPM. “But there’s a reflection of a strong Democratic movement right now. You have a GOP that’s losing its way with women voters — all they can say is that they want to take away your birth control and call your daughter a slut.” But there wouldn’t be a situation where Democrats are doing well and there wasn’t a gender gap, Oremo said, referring to the party’s traditional edge with women.

    For Republican candidates, the issue is compounded. Not only do they fall on the wrong side of the polling on the contraception debate, but every day the talk about it is a day they don’t talk about jobs. And Democrats are reveling in reminding voters of that fact.


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    Apr 03, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Yup.
    The Repub's are paying a HUGE price for their War on Women.

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/poll-women-voters-abandon-gop-in-key-battleground-states.php?m=1

    Thanks Rush!
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    Apr 03, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    RickRick91 saidYup.
    The Repub's are paying a HUGE price for their War on Women.

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/poll-women-voters-abandon-gop-in-key-battleground-states.php?m=1

    Thanks Rush!


    I know, I love it.

    If the Republicans had focused solely on the economy and jobs, they could have narrowed the gap in the different races going on.

    But for some reason, they went on a social issues binge and boosted up the percentages for Democrats.

    There was a USA/Gallup poll done recently which showed Obama with a large lead against Romney among women voters, but before the war on Women, Romney actually had the lead with among by about 2 - 3 %. I guess this assault on women is reminding females of what a destructive force Romney would bring with his presidency.
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    Apr 03, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidYup.
    The Repub's are paying a HUGE price for their War on Women.

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/poll-women-voters-abandon-gop-in-key-battleground-states.php?m=1

    Thanks Rush!


    I know, I love it.

    If the Republicans had focused solely on the economy and jobs, they could have narrowed the gap in the different races going on.

    But for some reason, they went on a social issues binge and boosted up the percentages for Democrats.

    There was a USA/Gallup poll done recently which showed Obama with a large lead against Romney among women voters, but before the war on Women, Romney actually had the lead with among by about 2 - 3 %. I guess this assault on women is reminding females of what a destructive force Romney would bring with his presidency.





    And the damage doesn't only extend to Mitt Romneycare's candidacy.

    The Repub party as a whole has been damaged by the Repub's War on Women.

    48% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Democratic party while only 35% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Repubs.
    And nearly SIXTY PERCENT of Americans have an UNFAVORABLE opinion of the Repubs!

    Those numbers indicate that the Repub party's big dreams of taking control of both houses of Congress this fall are in serious trouble.



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    Apr 03, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    This is related also to their War on Trayvon Martin.

    Mothers generally don't like Republicans telling them that it's okay for their children to be followed by strangers with guns and shot down, then hearing bigots twist themselves into knots rationalize away the killing.

    My moderate and unaffiliated girlfriends are horrified at the anti-Martin smear campaign. I bet mothers across the country are sympathizing with Trayvon's mother and wondering why the right-wing media is trying so hard to discredit her dead son.

    Republicans just don't get it.
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    Apr 03, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    The relentless Republican attacks on women, in addition to being vile and disgusting, are astonishingly stupid.
    If these polls are accurate, they've committed political suicide. The damage is major and probably beyond repair for the next election. This is a huge gift to Dems. If Romney loses Ohio, Florida, and Virginia, he's got no chance.
    Unless the Republicans can think of some way to reverse the damage in the next few months, they will lose the House, too.

    Apparently the Republicans haven't heard that women can vote, too. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidThe relentless Republican attacks on women, in addition to being vile and disgusting, are astonishingly stupid.
    If these polls are accurate, they've committed political suicide. The damage is major and probably beyond repair for the next election. This is a huge gift to Dems. If Romney loses Ohio, Florida, and Virginia, he's got no chance.
    Unless the Republicans can think of some way to reverse the damage in the next few months, they will lose the House, too.

    Apparently the Republicans haven't heard that women can vote, too. icon_rolleyes.gif


    They're hoping that to roll back that whole 19th Amendment business in between sticking probes up the vaginas of rape victims. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidThe relentless Republican attacks on women, in addition to being vile and disgusting, are astonishingly stupid.
    If these polls are accurate, they've committed political suicide. The damage is major and probably beyond repair for the next election. This is a huge gift to Dems. If Romney loses Ohio, Florida, and Virginia, he's got no chance.
    Unless the Republicans can think of some way to reverse the damage in the next few months, they will lose the House, too.

    Apparently the Republicans haven't heard that women can vote, too. icon_rolleyes.gif




    There are two factors at play in the downward spiral of the Repubs:

    1.). The Repubs totally misread the results of the last election and thought the tide had turned their way to stay.

    2.). The Repubs are completely unable to admit that they're wrong or in the wrong.
    So they've just kept doubling down on their mistakes (like Rush's comments) and on the unpopular policies and ideas that they've proposed over the last year or so,

    The delusional Repubs are trapped in a bubble and out of touch with mainstream America.